Patrick Dillon

Patrick A. Dillon, MD

  • Associate Professor, Surgery
  • Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1988

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: Surgery, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1995

Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1997

Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery--Certified
Advanced Trauma Life Support--Certified

Honors and Awards

2009-2017, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Dillon specializes in pediatric surgery and pediatric oncology. Other areas of clinical interest include head and neck lesions, lymphangioma, newborn disorders, congenital anomalies, laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, mediastinal lesions, congenital and acquired lesions of lung and trachea, surgical oncology, sarcomas, Wilm's, neuroblastoma, gastrointestinal disorders, Hirschsprung's disease, ano-rectal disorders, burn management, trauma management, groin hernias, hydroceles and undescended testes.

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Barnes West County Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, 2nd floor Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110

Barnes West County Hospital
1020 North Mason
Building 3 Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63141

(314) 454-6022

Contact Information

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6022
Fax: (314) 454-4128

Selected Publications

Bucher BT, Seigel J, Rosenblum E, Nesslein C, Keswani S, Foglia RP, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. A Pediatric Acute Wound Service: a novel approach in wound management. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2010 Jan;45(1):167-70.

Kim AC, Langer JC, Pastor AC, Zhang L, Sloots CE, Hamilton NA, Neal MD, Craig BT, Tkach EK, Hackam DJ, Bax NM, Dillon PA, et al. Endorectal pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease-a multicenter, long-term comparison of results: transanal vs transabdominal approach. J Pediatr Surg 2010 Jun;45(6):1213-20.

Muenzer JT, Jaffe DM, Schwulst SJ, Dixon DJ, Schierding WS, Li Q, MacMillan SK, Oppedal D, Warner BW, Dillon PA, Lin N, Checchia PA, et al. Evidence for a novel blood RNA diagnostic for pediatric appendicitis: the riboleukogram. Pediatr Emerg Care 2010 May;26(5):333-8.

Wadhwani SI, Turmelle YP, Nagy R, Lowell J, Dillon P, Shepherd RW. Prolonged neonatal jaundice and the diagnosis of biliary atresia: a single-center analysis of trends in age at diagnosis and outcomes. Pediatrics 2008 May;121(5):e1438-e1440.

Vachharajani AJ, Dillon PA, Mathur AM. Outcomes in neonatal gastroschisis: an institutional experience. Am J Perinatol 2007 Sep;24(8):461-5.

Shindel AW, Rollins M, Dillon PA, Austin PF. Bladder injury from a shard of glass. Journal of Trauma. 2006;61(6):1557.

Oberhelman AP, Herman TE, McAlister WH, Keating JP, Rollins MD, Dillon PA. CT manifestations of ileal dysgenesis. Pediatric Radiology. 2007;37(2):209-212. Epub 2006 Nov 9.

Dillon PA, Foglia RP. Complications associated with an implantable vascular access device. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006;41(9):1582-1587.

Kelleher CM, Metze SL, Dillon PA, Mychaliska GB, Keshen TH, Foglia RP. Unsafe at any speed--kids riding all-terrain vehicles. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2005;40(6):929-934; discussion 934-935.

Chen LE, Snyder AK, Minkes RK, Dillon PA, Foglia RP. Trauma stat and trauma minor: are we making the call appropriately? Pediatric Emergency Care. 2004;20(7):421-425.

Snyder AK, Chen LE, Foglia RP, Dillon PA, Minkes RK. An analysis of pediatric gunshot wounds treated at a Level I pediatric trauma center. Journal of Trauma. 2003;54(6):1102-1106.

Desai KM, Dorward IG, Minkes RK, Dillon PA. Blunt duodenal injuries in children. Journal of Trauma. 2003;54(4):640-645; discussion 645-646.

Chen LE, Langer JC, Dillon PA, Foglia RP, Huddleston CB, Mendeloff EN, Minkes RK. Management of late-stage parapneumonic empyema. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2002;37(3):371-374.

Kokoska ER, Minkes RK, Silen ML, Langer JC, Tracy TF, Jr., Snyder CL, Dillon PA, Weber TR. Effect of pediatric surgical practice on the treatment of children with appendicitis. Pediatrics 2001;107:1298-1301.

Weber TR, Fortuna RS, Silen ML, Dillon PA. Reoperation for Hirschsprung's disease. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1999; 34:153-156.

Pub Med page for Patrick A. Dillon, M.D.


Goers TA and Dillon PA. Pediatric Surgery. In: Klingensmith ME, Chen LE, Glasgow SC, et al. (eds.). Washington Manual of Surgery. 5th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

Dillon PA and Foglia RP. Gastrointestinal Tumors. In: O'Neill J, Rowe M, Fonkalsrud E, Coran A, Grosfeld JL (eds.). Pediatric Surgery. 6th Edition. Mosby, Inc.; 2006.

McLean SE and Dillon PA. Pediatric Surgery. In: Amos K, Green D, Hunt S, Halpin V (eds.). Washington Manual of Surgery. 4th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

Dillon PA. Esophagus. In: Oldham KT, Colombani PM, Foglia RP, et al. Surgery of Infants and Children: Scientific Principles and Practices. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

Dillon PA. Gastrointestinal Polyps in Children. In: Ziegler MM, Azizkhan RG, Weber TR, et al. (eds.). Operative Pediatric Surgery. McGraw-Hill Companies; 2003.

Kokoska ER, Dillon PA, Silen ML. Pediatric Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. In: Yim A, Hazelrigg S, Izzat B, et al. (eds.). Minimal Access Cardiothoracic Surgery. W.B. Saunders Company; 2001.